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9 December 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The European Commission (EC) has approved support to the Rentel and Norther offshore wind projects along with authorising Belgian plans to finance electricity generation from offshore renewables. The EC found that that Belgian scheme and the two offshore wind projects are in line with the 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy. They […]

26 October 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The second day of the Offshore WIND Conference held in Amsterdam on 25 October kicked off with a presentation by Jasper Vis, Country Manager Netherlands at Dong Energy. Vis discussed the result of the Borssele 1 and 2 tender in the perspective of international cost reduction of offshore wind. "First the offshore wind industry needs […]

24 October 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

The 7th annual Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) started on Monday, 24 October, in Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The theme of the two-day event, part of the annual Offshore Energy & Exhibition Conference (OEEC), is ‘Reaching Potential’, and the conference speakers and experts will focus on business opportunities and successes within the offshore wind industry and […]

14 October 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Tideway B.V., part of DEME Group, has awarded Prysmian Group with a EUR 13 million contract to supply inter-array cables and accessories for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in Belgian North Sea.  Prysmian is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables in various cross-sections, together with the related cable […]

6 October 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald will assume a new role within the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm project, after the EUR 1.1 billion project in the Belgian North Sea reached financial close earlier this week. Mott MacDonald is lenders’ technical advisor on the project and will now provide construction and operational monitoring in an ongoing […]

3 October 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The shareholders and financial partners involved in the 309MW Rentel wind farm project have signed a financing agreement in Brussels which marks the official financial close for the 42-turbine project. The Rentel offshore wind farm is being developed in the Belgian part of the North Sea by Rentel NV, a consortium of eight Belgian shareholders, including Otary Offshore Energy, […]

13 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

The offshore high voltage substation (OHVS) for Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind project, also known as Belwind 2 or Bligh Bank II, has been installed at its destined location in the North Sea, according to Bladt Industries' social media pages.  The company started working on the offshore substation in October 2015, following the financial close for the project. […]

26 August 2016 Business & Finance

  The organisation of the Offshore WIND Conference is in full swing! As part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference the dedicated event for the offshore wind industry is a must attend for those wanting to know how the industry can reach its potential. 1. The program spans the full supply chain. From planning and […]

2 August 2016 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Jan De Nul has installed the transition piece which will support the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) on the ‎Nobelwind‬ ‪offshore‬ ‪‎wind far‬m in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The 165 MW Nobelwind offshore wind farm is expected to be completed in the second half of 2017 and will feature 50 Vestas V112-3.3MW turbines […]

6 July 2016 Vessels

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has inspected thrusters of DEME's DP1 jack-up vessel Thor and repainted its hull in the new DEME livery. Thor spent four days in one of the yard’s drydocks. A special docking solution was required due to the size of the vessel's aft thrusters, which are 3.825 metres high and standard dock blocks are just 1.80 metres. The […]

9 June 2016 Wind Farm Update

The installation of scour protection around the 51 foundations of the Nobelwind (Bligh Bank II)offshore wind project finished yesterday, 8 June. The erosion protection consists of a light filter layer (first phase) and a heavier coating layer specifically designed for various locations and water depths. This protection will remain stable for the next 25 years, […]

11 May 2016 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

‪‎First‬ monopiles and transition pieces for the ‪‎Nobelwind (Bligh Bank Phase 2) offshore‬ ‪wind farm‬‪ ‎have been loaded on board the ‪Vole au Vent‬, Jan De Nul reported today.  The news comes almost two weeks after the vessel was christened in the Port of Ostend, the base port of Jan de Nul’s team for the Nobelwind project. Jan De Nul's […]

28 April 2016 Vessels

Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium christened the new offshore installation vessel of the Jan De Nul Group today. The vessel, named Vole au Vent, was christened in the Port of Ostend – the base port of Jan de Nul's team for the Nobelwind (Bligh Bank Phase 2) project – in the presence of the family and employees of […]

13 April 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR 250 million loan to Rentel NV for the development of the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in Belgian waters of the North Sea. Rentel was founded by a consortium of 8 Belgian shareholders, including Otary Offshore Energy and DEME Group. The consortium aims to complete the EUR 1.25 […]

23 March 2016 Wind Farm Update

Nobelwind has announced the beginning of construction works for Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind farm, also known as Belwind 2 or Bligh Bank II. The first activities will be performed in the port of Oostende, on the REBO site, where the first foundation components are expected to arrive today (March 23). As of the end of […]

27 October 2015

Based in Antwerp, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors has just celebrated its 20th anniversary as an offshore marine contractor, specialising in transportation and installation works, civil constructions and salvage jobs. Since entering the offshore renewable market in 2007, there has been no looking back for Scaldis. The company has played a role in nearly all […]

26 October 2015 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Following the financial close for the Nobelwind offshore wind farm, MHI Vestas received the order for the supply of 50 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the 165 MW Nobelwind project off the Belgian coast, including a a 15-year full-scope service agreement. This is the third project between the two companies, MHI Vestas pointed out in a press release. The […]

23 October 2015 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind project has reached financial close, securing approximately EUR 655 million from investors and financial institutions, the project company Nobelwind SA confirmed to Offshore WIND this morning. The company, comprising Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind NV, Japanese Sumitomo Corporation and Dutch investment fund Meewind, said the project is now ready to enter the construction phase, which is […]

9 October 2015

Alstom has published a video about its Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine, its onshore and offshore installations and projects that will feature the turbine.  The first prototype of this turbine was tested at an onshore site at Carnet, near St Nazaire. In November 2013, Alstom installed the second prototype at the Belwind site 45km offshore Ostend harbor in Belgium. In April 2012, the […]

25 September 2015 Vessels

On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Jan De Nul Group and the offshore wind project Nobelwind signed the first offshore wind contract for Jan De Nul’s recently acquired offshore jack-up heavy lift vessel Vidar. It concerns the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 51 monopile foundations for 50 wind turbines and for the Offshore High Voltage […]

3 September 2015

UK-based marine systems manufacturers OSIL (Ocean Scientific International Ltd) have supplied the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) with a high-powered Vibrocorer system. The 3m system was supplied with its own container for storage, with OSIL staff providing training on its assembly and use in Oostende on board RV Simon Stevin. The OSIL Vibrocorer system is capable […]

3 September 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

Ole Jacob Wang Nielsen has joined High Wind NV as Head of Business Development. He will continue the commercialisation of the Boom Lock which allows for safe installation of wind turbine components in higher wind speeds. Ole Jacob has worked in the maritime industry since 2001 and brings with him 8 years of offshore wind experience […]

14 August 2015 Vessels

Dalby Offshore have acquired a high specification Damen 2610 mark 2 Twin Axe vessel from Bhagwan in Australia, where the vessel was operating since delivery in 2013. The vessel has completed upgrade and warranty work in Damen’s yard in Ostend, Belgium where it was also renamed the ’Dalby Ribble’ registered in Whitby, Yorkshire and painted in […]

12 March 2015 Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

High Wind NV has started the commercialisation of its Boom Lock© allowing the safe installation of all wind turbine components in winds of up to 15 m/s. The first Boom Lock© was completed in January, consequently installed on GeoSea’s Neptune, and has undergone its final performance trials last weekend. During these tests in stormy conditions at the […]

15 December 2014 Vessels

On Tuesday, December 2, two ships were inaugurated in the Port of Oostende. The company GEOxyz presented the Geosurveyor X and Geo Ocean II, which will be deployed at offshore wind farm sites. Geosurveyor X is a new offshore support vessel and is used at the Belgian offshore wind farms and for maintenance of offshore met masts for the Flemish Government. The vessel […]

12 December 2014

On Wednesday December 10th, the first edition of the Belgian Offshore Day took place on the Rebo-site in the Port of Oostende. The Belgian Offshore Day is a business event that completely fits within the framework of the offshore wind business. All regional players operating in the sector were present and had the opportunity to put their knowledge […]